For a better experience, click the Compatibility Mode icon above to turn off Compatibility Mode, which is only for viewing older websites.

Dr. Lynn S. Penn

Lynn S. Penn, PhD

Professor
Department of Chemistry
Office: Disque Hall 211
lsp28@drexel.edu
Phone: 215.895.4970

Education:

  • AB, University of Pennsylvania, 1966
  • PhD, Bryn Mawr College, 1974

Curriculum Vitae:

Download PDF

Research Interests:

Construction of complex and controlled polymer brushes for functional surfaces; experimental study of diffusion into polymer brushes and comparison with theoretical predictions; surface and interface chemistry, including wetting and adhesion; real-time monitoring and quantitative analysis of chemical reactions and adsorption on surfaces.

Selected Publications:

  • Lynn S. Penn,* “ConfChem Conference on Mathematics in Undergraduate Chemistry Instruction: Estimating – An Empowering Skill for Students in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering,” J. Chem. Educ., 95, 1426-1427 (2018). DOI: 10.1021/acs.jchemed.8b00363.
  • K. Prudnikova, S. Lightfoot-Vidal, S. Sarkar, T. Yu, R. Yucha, N. Ganesh, L. Penn L. Han, C. Schauer, E. Vresilovic, and M. Marcolongo, “Aggrecan-Like Biomimetic Proteoglycans (BPGs) Composed of Natural Chondroitin Sulfate Bristles Grafted onto Poly(acrylic acid) Core for Molecular Engineering of the Extracellular Matrix,” Acta Biomaterialia, 75, 93-104 (2018}. DOI:10.1016.actbio.2018.05.013.
  • Jennifer Chen, Lynn Penn, and Jun Xi,* “Quartz Crystal Microbalance: Sensing Cell-Substrate Adhesion and Beyond,” Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 99, 593-602, 2018. DOI: 10.1016/j.bios.2017.08.032. Recognized as a “highly cited” paper in 2018 by Web of Science. This paper has received enough citations to place it in the top 1 percent of the academic field of chemistry.
  • Sumona Sarkar, Carli Moorehead, Katsiaryna Prudnikova, Caroline Schauer, Lynn Penn, and Michele Marcolongo,* “Synthesis of Macromolecular Mimics of Small Leucine-rich Proteoglycans with a Poly(ethylene glycol) Core and Chondroitin Sulfate Bristles,” Carbohydrate Polymers, 166, 338-347 (2017). DOI: 10.1016/jcarbpol.2017.02.083.
  • Katsiaryna Prudnikova, Robert Yucha, Pavan Patel, Alicia Kriete, Lin Han, Lynn Penn, Michele Marcolongo,* "Biomimetic Proteoglycans Mimic Macromolecular Architecture and Water Uptake of Natural Proteoglycans," Biomacromolecules, 18,1713-1723 (2017).DOI: 10.1021/acs.biomac.7b00032.
  • Xue Sha, Xiaohe Xu, Karl Sohlberg, Patrick J. Loll, and Lynn S. Penn* “Evidence That Three-Regime Kinetics Is Inherent to Formation of a Polymer brush by a Grafting-To Approach,” RSC Advances, 4, 42122-42128 (2014) DOI: 10.1039/c4ra05663a.
  • Xue Sha, Chengjun Sun, Xiaohe Xu, Laura Alexander, Patrick J. Loll, and Lynn S. Penn,* “Quartz Crystal Microbalance (QCM): Useful for Developing Procedures for Immobilization of Proteins on Solid Surfaces,” Anal. Chem., 84, 10298-10305 (2012).
  • Jennifer Chen, Minghong Li, Lynn Penn, Jun Xi,* "Real-time and Label-free Detection of Cellular Response to Signaling Mediated by Distinct Subclasses of Epidermal Growth Factor Receptors," Anal. Chem., 83, 3141-3146 (2011).   
  • Hyun-Su Lee and Lynn S. Penn,* “Polymer Brushes Make Nanopore Filter Membranes Size-Selective to Dissolved Polymers,” Macromolecules, 43, 565-567 (2010).   
  • Hyun-Su Lee, Mark Contarino, M. Umashankara, Arne Schön, Ernesto Freire, Amos B. Smith III,  Irwin M. Chaiken,  and Lynn S. Penn,* “Use of the Quartz Crystal Microbalance to Monitor Ligand-induced Conformational Rearrangements in HIV-1 Envelope Protein gp120,” Anal. Bioanal. Chem., 396, 1143-1152 (2010).    
  • Hyun-Su Lee and Lynn S. Penn,* “Evidence for Radius of Gyration as the Criterion for Selective Diffusion Behavior of Polymer Brushes,” Langmuir, 25, 7983-7989 (2009).